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Radiation Therapist I, Per Diem

Company: UMass Memorial Health Care
Location: Fitchburg
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition #: 212804

Title: Radiation Therapist I

Department: Radiation Oncology

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus

Grade: TEC13

Shift: Days

Status: Non-Exempt

Union: Non-Union

Hours: Per Diem

Shift Length: 8 hours

Position Summary:

Administers radiation therapy to patients following established standards, practices and guide lines. Always performing radiation safety measures for the protection of patients and personnel. Collaborates with the supervisor to deliver appropriate, safe ,high quality and cost effective care.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plans, prepares, and delivers a prescribed course of radiation to patient. Checks prescription, diagnosis, chart and patient-identification prior to treatment. Explains procedure to patient as means of communication during treatment. Answers questions and reassures patient. Reinforces physician's advice to patient regarding reactions to treatment and to care. Prepares room and equipment for patient according to chart specifications for field size, distance, time, and the like.
  • Administers radiation therapy treatments observing radiation safety measures for patients and personnel. Transfers patient safety to treatment table, giving special care to catheters, I. V. 's, and the like.
  • Monitors patient and equipment during treatment. Maintains patient markings. Maintains simulation room. Assists Radiation Therapist and Physicist in simulation of patients prior to radiation treatments. Observes patient for unusual reactions and reports to supervisor or others. Assists in follow-up and clinical examinations of patient.
  • Maintains departmental records. Updates patient charts as required. Maintains records of daily treatment. Maintains separate files on all therapy patients. Schedules patient appointments.
  • Assists in care and maintenance of facilities, equipment and supplies. Maintains work area in clean, orderly and safe condition. Maintains equipment in good working order; makes minor repairs as necessary. Reports any hazardous conditions or equipment breakdown immediately to supervisor or others. Initiates requisitions for supplies as needed.

Position Qualifications:

Required License/Certification/Education:

  • Must be registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy and possess a valid Massachusetts license in Radiation Therapy.
  • New hires must be a graduate of CAHEA - approved Radiation Therapy Technology Program.

Keywords: UMass Memorial Health Care, Nashua , Radiation Therapist I, Per Diem, Other , Fitchburg, New Hampshire

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